Bill Information:  Senate Bill 753 would require the owner of blighted vacant property to submit a remediation plan to the local government, complete the work within a specified timeframe, or list the property with a licensed real estate agent for a price not to exceed a specified amount.  This bill would also prohibit the owner from leasing the property before the property meets specified code requirements.

Why This Is Important:  This will hopefully speed up the process between blighted vacant and renovated home.  Property owners will no longer be able to sit on blighted homes while waiting for the market to turn — they’ll be forced to either clean them up, or sell.  Owners will also be required to submit a plan for renovations, with a timetable.

What You Should Do:  Contact your Maryland legislators and ask them to support this important bill.